Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury Preview and Prediction for June 16 | 2024 WNBA Regular Season

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Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury Preview and Prediction for June 16

The Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury matchup is one of the three WNBA regular season games scheduled to take place on Sunday. Seattle is ranked second in the Western Conference standings while Phoenix is ranked fourth in the same conference.

Noelle Quinn's Storm boast an excellent 9-4 record after playing 13 games on the season. The Storm are motoring along nicely, having won eight of their last nine games in the league.

Last time out, Seattle registered a 92-84 win over the Dallas Wings on June 13.

Meanwhile, Nate Tibbetts's Mercury team has struggled for consistency since the beginning of the season. The Mercury have won three of their last five games. In their previous outing, Phoenix suffered an agonizing 103-99 loss against the defending champion Las Vegas Aces on June 13.

Phoenix has a 6-7 record after playing 13 games on the season.

Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury game details and odds

The Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury game is scheduled for tip-off at 3 p.m. ET on June 16, Sunday at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The game will be broadcast live on ABC. The Storm vs Mercury game will not be streamed on the WNBA League Pass and will be available only on demand after it concludes.

Moneyline: Seattle Storm (-142) vs Phoenix Mercury (+120)

Spread: Seattle Storm (-2.5) vs Phoenix Mercury (+2.5)

Total (O/U): Seattle Storm (o164.5 -110) vs Phoenix Mercury (u164.5 -110)

Editor's Note: The odds could change close to the game. The odds listed were as per available information at the time of writing.

Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury preview

This will be the second meeting of the season between Seattle Storm and Phoenix Mercury on Sunday. In their previous meeting this season on June 4, Seattle registered an 80-62 win over Phoenix.

Overall, the Storm and Mercury have squared off against each other on 87 occasions and it's the former who holds the edge. Seattle has won 52 games compared to Phoenix's 37 victories.

Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury injury reports and starting lineups

The Seattle Storm have all the players available for selection on Sunday. The team is expected to start the game with:

PG: Skylar Diggins-Smith SG: Jewell Loyd SF: Victoria Vivians PF: Nneka Ogwumike C: Ezi Magbegor

The Phoenix Mercury will also have their entire roster available on Sunday. The team is expected to start the game with:

PG: Natasha Cloud SG: Diana Taurasi SF: Kahleah Copper PF: Rebecca Allen C: Brittney Griner

Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury prediction

The Seattle Storm are playing great basketball at the moment and found consistent contributions with every player in the rotation. On the other side, the Phoenix Mercury have struggled all season long but are headed in the right direction since Brittney Griner's return.

It will be an evenly matched contest on Sunday. Expect the Storm to edge out the Mercury in a hard-fought close encounter.

Edited by Brad Taningco
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